SPORTING LIFE – SLAM DUNK VOL. 1

When Sporting Life came across Manage Cartoon ‘Slam Dunk’, it was a match made in heaven: “It’s my version of some Wu Tang shit. They had kung fu, if I could have manga that would be totally ill. It’s breaking new ground with an old idea,” he told Bundle Media.  Inspired jointly by his love of…

KANYE WEST – FADE [VIDEO]

At last night’s VMAs, Kanye West unveiled a new video for ‘The Life of Pablo‘ stand-out ‘Fade’ – after a short speech of course.  “I am Kanye West, and that feels really great, especially to say this year,” he begins.  “I came here to present my new video, but before that, I’ma talk.  Now… Later tonight, “Famous” might…

MAC MILLER – WE

The second single to come from Mac Miller’s upcoming album ‘The Divine Feminine’ is ‘We’, a smooth cut featuring CeeLo Green.  Similarly to ‘Dang‘, it’s aimed directly at the mainstream which, when taken in conjunction with the fact that Ariana Grande will also feature on the album, hints at its tone.  Stream below via YouTube,…

STORMZY – BIRTHDAY GIRL

Going from strength to strength with his ‘One Take Freestyle‘ and latest single ‘Scary‘, it’s seemed for a minute like Stormzy can do no wrong.  Then he released new track ‘Birthday Girl’.  As you may have guessed, it’s an ode to his girlfriend; Rinse FM DJ and MTV presenter Maya Jama.  The icing on the…

ISAIAH RASHAD – FREE LUNCH

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Isaiah Rashad.  2014’s ‘Cilvia Demo‘ was a quietly confident EP; a low-key release amidst his labelmates’ more headline-grabbing releases.  The TDE rapper has since dropped ‘Nelly’, ‘Smile‘ and now ‘Free Lunch’ – a trio of singles taken from his upcoming album. Over a mellow, pensive-sounding beat from…

ROOTS MANUVA – ONE THING [CHAMPION REMIX]

With ‘Bleeds‘ set for a deluxe edition re-release, Roots Manuva lets loose a remix of album stand-out ‘One Thing’ by Formula Records producer Champion.  The track will join new track ‘On A High‘, as well as remix of ‘Fighting For?‘ from rLr [XL’s Richard Russell] and all new artwork by Leif Podhajsky [Grimes, Bonobo, Foals].  Stream below…

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TA-KU & WAFIA – [M]EDIAN EP

Perth producer Ta-ku teams up with Brisbane vocalist Wafia for ‘(m)edian’, their new collaborative EP.  Featuring singles ‘Meet In The Middle‘ and ‘Love Somebody‘, the project sees the fellow Australians embark on what is essentially a five track duet.  Out on Future Classic, stream the lush yet understated collection below via Spotify, click here to download it on iTunes.

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HAICH – ERROR 09

As part of 37 Adventures’ ‘Odd Numbers’ compilation, Haich releases new track ‘Error 09’.  What begins as a fairly laid-back cut soon becomes complicated; as Garage synths and rhythms take over, before being replaced by a mellow electric guitar melody.  With this many elements at play, ‘Error 09’ feels like a real composition; one that’s quite…

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TA-KU & WAFIA – LOVE SOMEBODY

With the release of their collaborative ‘(m)edian EP’ pushed back until August 5, Perth producer Ta-ku and Brisbane vocalist Wafia drop another track from the project to follow ‘Meet In The Middle‘.  Although Ta-ku is more than capable of delivering something more upbeat, the track is a decidedly sombre one; concerned with the all-consuming nature of love; their respectively…

JAMIE ISAAC – FIND THE WORDS [VIDEO]

Premiered by Complex UK, the new video for Jamie Isaac’s ‘Find The Words‘ sees the South London vocalist and producer head to his local Barber shop in New Cross.  The Josh Millns-directed visual is a fittingly low-key accompaniment to the delicate ‘Couch Baby‘ cut.  “Josh was a real talent to work with” says Isaac.  “He…